Nigerian artists lead as Spotify reveals the best Afrobeats, Rap and RnB songs of 2023


Nigerian artists had a successful and dominant 2023 and this reflected on the end-of-the-year charts released by digital streaming platforms e.g. Spotify and entertainment news outlets.

The recent announcement by the digital streaming giants, Spotify showed how dominant Nigerian artists had been for the entirety of the year 2023 as Nigerian artists made their appearance on the best Afrobeats, RnB and Hip Hop global charts.

The most streamed Afrobeats song of 2023

Davido's Unavailable was unveiled as the most streamed afrobeats song of 2023 as the hit song surpassed 90 million streams on the digital streaming platform Spotify. Davido's fourth studio album, Timeless also received the most streamed afrobeats album of 2023 with him also receiving the honour of the most streamed afrobeats artist of 2023 as well.

List of the most streamed afrobeats songs of 2023

  1. Unavailable by Davido ft Musa Keys
  2. Soweto remix by Victony ft Rema and Don Toliver
  3. 22 by Jay O
  4. Charm by Rema
  5. People remix by Libanca ft Ayra Starr and Omah Lay

Best Afrobeats songs of 2023

Spotify revealed the best Afrobeats songs in 2023 with Davido's Unavailable holding the top spot at number one. The list saw Nigerian artists hold a total of three spots in the top five list released by the establishment.

Asake's Basquiat held the number three spot with Omha Lay's Soso coming in at number four on the list as well.

Here are the best Afrobeats songs of 2023

  1. Unavailable - Davido
  2. Mnike - Tyler ICU
  3. Basquiat - Asake
  4. Soso - Omah Lay
  5. Single Again - Harmonize

Best R&B songs of 2023

Wizkid held a spot on the top 10 best R&B songs of 2023 released by Spotify. It ranked the singer with his collaboration with Ayra Starr 2 Sugar off his More Love Less Ego album number seven on the chart. Tyla's Water was however the highest-ranked African song on the list as it came in at number two on the list.

See the list of the best R&B songs of 2023

Best Hip Hop songs of 2023

Odumodublvck's Declan Rice was ranked number two on the Best Global Hip Hop Songs of 2023 chart for Spotify. This was the highest-ranked song by an African artist on the chart. This is a huge testament to how far Hip Hop in Africa has come.

See the list of the best hip hop songs of 2023 below:

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